The absence of political dialogue has become a chronic illness in the U.S. that paralyzes democratic practice – an illness for which a remedy will probably not be found any time soon.
President Barack Obama announced his plans to strengthen the middle class by raising taxes on the rich on Jan. 20 (local time). During the live broadcast of the State of the Union, he revealed the direction he will take for the remaining two years of his presidency, striking the Republican-controlled House and Senate [Read more]
The principal indicator of poverty and inequality in Europe — and more so in Spain — is the number [of people] out of work. Therefore, it is very thought-provoking to analyze the paradox that the U.S. has become one of the most unequal societies in the world, and at the same time is at the point of achieving full [Read more]
Once more, the U.S. president appeared before Congress to present the State of the Union address. Unlike the previous five years, lawmakers belonging to the Republican Party hold the majority in both chambers of Congress. This new balance of power does not seem to have affected the president, and in his speech, he got [Read more]
<i>In his sixth State of the Union speech, Obama challenged Congress to raise taxes for the wealthiest as well as demand the use of force against the Islamic State.</i>
This could have been the most difficult State of the Union speech Obama has ever had to make. In fact, it was the most combative and optimistic [Read more]
Two months have passed and Obama is a changed man.
The video commentary of President Obama’s State of the Union address, posted the previous day by Republican John Boehner, speaker of the House of Representatives, has some minor cuts, apparently with the aim of removing the passages on climate.
<i>The U.S. president cannot change politics anymore, so he said what he thinks and frontally addressed conservatives.</i>
Barack Obama did not cede a millimeter to Republicans in his State of the Union address on Wednesday night.
Obama knows that the Republican majority will not adopt a single one of his [Read more]
Big appearance for Barack Obama: On Tuesday, the president is addressing Americans in his State of the Union address. Foreign policy, however, will only be mentioned in passing — a missed opportunity.
Usually, during their second term, American presidents like to devote themselves to foreign policy. While being [Read more]
<i>Economic situation? Great! Education? Super! And energy? Amazing! In his State of the Union address Barack Obama celebrated the U.S., but above all himself.</i>
For the U.S. president, it was a night of winners. Barack Obama used his penultimate State of the Union address to demonstrate his successes to his [Read more]